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We parents sometimes get a bit too cocky about our tech-savvy, with humorous results (for us anyway; our children might prefer the word "embarrassing").

My latest misadventure, this time involving the emojis on my smart phone, is detailed in today's News-Gazette. Suffice to say my eyes aren't what they used to be. And my apologies to those people I may have misled.

Let's leave it at that.


Julie Wurth blogs about kids and families for The News-Gazette. Leave a comment below, or contact her at (217) 351-5226,, or at